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The Overwatch World Cup is an international exhibition pitting teams from multiple nations and regions against one another. It begins with communities around the world voting for which players they'd like to see represent their country. Teams will then compete in a series of exhibition matches online and, ultimately, on the BlizzCon 2016 stage.

TeamsEdit

Worldcupparticipants

World map showing participating nations. Multinational teams are highlighted in different shades of green.

Voting took place from August 11 to August 20. Teams were revealed on August 29.

Nominees were drawn from a pool of players based on their skill, performance, and community standing. Players were allowed to vote for 4 team members from their own country. The player with the most votes becomes team captain.

The remaining two team members are picked by the captain from the existing pool of nominees.

(Players in bold are team captains; italicized players are captain's picks; players that are attached to a professional team are shown next to the player's name as of the Overwatch Open).

Teams from the AmericasEdit

Flag hollywood Team USA
Seagull (NRG) ster Talespin (EnVyUs) Adam Gods (NRG) MESR (Team Liquid)
Flag canada Team Canada
Surefour (Cloud9) whiz Poke iid (Team Liquid) LoganDaBest HuK
Flag brazil Team Brazil
BRKsEDU ziG Flawz Nextage soulive Insanityz
Flag argentina Team Argentina
Crusher22 Marvel Battletoad Godman Halcyon Topoyo
Flag chile Team Chile
Holyfuuu EddieSick alfredon Vardoc Blanco yibraN
Flag colombia Team Colombia
Gods Theos Keldrim Odin pierino PCMASTERDAVE
Flag costarica Team Costa Rica
Blind777 Ant Restrife Heal Monrrow zeroanima
Flag dorado Team Mexico
MYMALKAPONE LECPKIM spaydeRRRR Epsylon nomy Sapphire
Flag peru Team Peru
dammi Bambuchita Ello LucyWeird Thecno Blue

Teams from EuropeEdit

Flag sweden Team Sweden
iddqd (FNATIC) Zave chipshajen (EnVyUs) Zebbosai (Misfits) cocco (EnVyUs) TviQ (Rouge)
Flag germany Team Germany
INTERNETHULK (EnVyUs) BUR1X Asura kr4tosdigga art1er skipjack
Flag france Team France
AlphaCast Mickalow Kitty DeGuN KnOxXx Kryw (Misfits)
Flag austria Team Austria
Mercy Zazzles Bommie Wat7 Thrittly Acepalm
Flag cisandbaltic Team CIS & Baltic Area
vallutaja (Reunited) InvictuS clozz Forsak3n (FaZe Clan) Anak evokje
Flag benelux Team Benelux
Harambe EZZE Kalevi PowerMagnox Dante SPREE
Flag bulgaria Team Bulgaria
mystOgan Zudung Cava FlayS Aloex AshkaliN
Flag croatia Team Croatia
m4niac kape brky MajstorMika SkrakZ Gravity
Flag czech Team Czech Republic
Hydax ivanhoe Derenecko Leshran kunhuta Fallken
Flag denmark Team Denmark
Tetenka Tankz HAL64k Fnif dafran Divination
Flag finland Team Finland
zappis Taimou (EnVyUs) mafu Kurp hymzi LiNkzr (Dignitas)
Flag ilios Team Greece
iLka darkzar GRAMARIOBOI Decayedness rkmru Sleepy
Flag hungary Team Hungary
Calas Konti Cucu tomzeY Devva Zero
Flag iceland Team Iceland
NaCl Hafficoool birgirpall ArnarThor Finnsi Aseal
Flag ireland Team Ireland
GJB93 Hustlin Kokopopz Warro Rayo Jtom
Flag israel Team Israel
TomQuE Singularity ShonP juleZ KAFEEEEEE naykenn
Flag italy Team Italy
carnifex HAL link quBy fighteR Nisa
Flag norway Team Norway
Trob ONIGOD AverageJonas Badger Invision Horsee
Flag poland Team Poland
gaav Ogurkowsky Bursztyn sebicjusz matth ghost
Flag portugal Team Portugal
mowzassa WARRIORPRIME limede Kay3 SanALex spect
Flag romania Team Romania
Mezamorphis Daryus Stixoid george Atomicus RAMY
Flag volskaya Team Russia
Rubikon cYpheR Khaelgaar uNFixed ShaDowBurn (FaZe Clan) Redzzzz
Flag serbia Team Serbia
Pyn1sh3r QuirkyWolf Jazz INX1 Shamyx Doomzx
Flag slovakia Team Slovakia
BlueX BluStar iworm Xenbek Necrolus Richard
Flag southafrica Team South Africa
CarNage Senticall Visions Selfmoord sZZ Dup
Flag spain Team Spain
linepro neptuNo Winghaven (Reunited) Botvinnik BromaS HarryHook
Flag switzerland Team Switzerland
narkiss HAXitoo FlecKz Luux Oddy Gizmo
Flag turkey Team Turkey
h3x Lethilion Subsidium Alfred Cyric Zinger
Flag ukraine Team Ukraine
kensi Scarabaeus Juthes GunroX Awpteamoose Kuroneko
Flag kingsrow Team Great Britain
Stylosa numlocked (Dignitas) OneAmgstMany ekuls Kruise Realzx

Teams from Asia/The PacificEdit

Flag lijiang Team China
iGFireRoy iGiCELee iGFireLinkin iGFireYjjPP iGFireNai8 iGFireTresor
Flag southkorea Team South Korea
Miro zunba 류제홍 EscA MiGTaiRong MiGArHaN
Flag taiwan Team Taiwan
聶寶 Zonda Danny Lilgho LazyTitan EDIBOSS
Flag hanamura Team Japan
StylishNoob XQQ delave Novady Nypro ShoGuN
Flag indonesia Team Indonesia
sadkatz MartabakKeju iKriegz clockwise Cohias IANBOT
Flag hongkong Team Hong Kong
熊貓人春日 雨夜農夫 皓南 Hyper Mix XavierChu
Flag malaysia Team Malaysia
Sados Darkaz Wolf Vermillion SOR MGUY
Flag philippines Team Philippines
Gibo HAVATITE Snoy YXKI IDK Badger
Flag singapore Team Singapore
Dest Pamyu Phython Doubted Revenant RebornZ
Flag thailand Team Thailand
oPuTo KOKFC NzNr Mickie (EnVyUs) keRLos Zalphx
Flag vietnam Team Vietnam
MasterReaper ViruSs KJerry FunkyMonk CrazyMageeee mRHipZz
Flag australiaFlag of New Zealand.svg Team ANZ
Muselk Refz termo Kura yuki HeyKatie

Qualifier Results Edit

America Region Elimination Match Edit

Group A
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag chileChile 2 2 0 0 6
Flag argentinaArgentina 2 1 0 1 3
Flag peruPeru 2 0 0 2 0
Group B
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag colombiaColombia 2 2 0 0 6
Flag doradoMexico 2 1 0 1 3
Flag costaricaCosta Rica 2 0 0 2 0

Flag chileChile vs. Flag colombiaColombia

3-0

Europe Region Elimination Match Edit

Group A
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag germanyGermany 4 4 0 0 12
Flag cisandbalticCIS 4 3 0 1 9
Flag polandPoland 4 2 0 2 6
Flag irelandIreland 4 1 0 3 3
Flag southafricaSouth Africa 4 0 0 4 0
Group B
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag finlandFinland 4 4 0 0 12
Flag icelandIceland 4 3 0 1 9
Flag iliosGreece 4 1 0 3 3
Flag kingsrowGreat Britain 4 1 0 3 3
Flag hungaryHungary 4 1 0 3 3
Group C
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag franceFrance 4 4 0 0 12
Flag norwayNorway 4 3 0 1 9
Flag croatiaCroatia 4 2 0 2 6
Flag portugalPortugal 4 1 0 3 3
Flag ukraineUkraine 4 0 0 4 0
Group D
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag swedenSweden 4 4 0 0 12
Flag turkeyTurkey 4 3 0 1 9
Flag denmarkDenmark 4 2 0 2 6
Flag romaniaRomania 4 1 0 3 3
Flag slovakiaSlovakia 4 0 0 4 0
Group E
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag volskayaRussia 4 4 0 0 12
Flag italyItaly 4 3 0 1 9
Flag israelisrael 4 2 0 2 6
Flag bulgariaBulgaria 4 1 0 3 3
Flag switzerlandSwitzerland 4 0 0 4 0
Group F
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag spainSpain 4 4 0 0 12
Flag beneluxBenelux 4 3 0 1 9
Flag czechCzech Republic 4 2 0 2 6
Flag austriaAustria 4 1 0 3 3
Flag serbiaSerbia 4 0 0 4 0

Flag germanyGermany vs. Flag icelandIceland

3-0

Flag finlandFinland vs. Flag beneluxBenelux

3-0

Flag franceFrance vs. Flag turkeyTurkey

3-0

Flag swedenSweden vs. Flag italyItaly

3-0

Flag volskayaRussia vs. Flag norwayNorway

3-0

Flag spainSpain vs. Flag cisandbalticCIS

3-0

APAC Region Elimination Match Edit

Group A
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag taiwanTaiwan 2 2 0 0 6
Flag vietnamVietnam 2 1 0 1 3
Flag indonesiaIndonesia 2 0 0 2 0
Group B
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag thailandThailand 2 2 0 0 6
Flag hanamuraJapan 2 1 0 1 3
Flag hongkongHong Kong 2 0 0 2 0
Group C
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag singaporeSingapore 2 2 0 0 6
Flag malaysiaMalaysia 2 1 0 1 3
Flag philippinesPhilippines 2 0 0 2 0

Qualified Teams Edit

Teams Qualification
Flag hollywoodTeam USA Invitation
Flag canadaTeam Canada Invitation
Flag brazilTeam Brazil Invitation
Flag lijiangTeam China Invitation
Flag australiaFlag of New Zealand.svgTeam ANZ Invitation
Flag southkoreaTeam South Korea Invitation
Flag chileTeam Chile America Region Winner
Flag germanyTeam Germany Europe Region Play-Off Winner
Flag finlandTeam Finland Europe Region Play-Off Winner
Flag franceTeam France Europe Region Play-Off Winner
Flag swedenTeam Sweden Europe Region Play-Off Winner
Flag volskayaTeam Russia Europe Region Play-Off Winner
Flag spainTeam Spain Europe Region Play-Off Winner
Flag taiwanTeam Taiwan APAC Region Group A Winner
Flag thailandTeam Thailand APAC Region Group B Winner
Flag singaporeTeam Singapore APAC Region Group C Winner

Schedule and Results Edit

Group Team A Team B Date Time (PDT) Result
A Flag spainSpain Flag canadaCanada 29/10 12:15PM-1:15PM 2-1
B Flag hollywoodUSA Flag chileChile 29/10 1:15PM-2:00PM 1-0
B Flag volskayaRussia Flag germanyGermany 29/10 2:00PM-2:45PM 2-0
C Flag southkoreaSouth Korea Flag australiaAustralia 29/10 2:45PM-3:30PM 2-0
C Flag finlandFinland Flag taiwanTaiwan 29/10 3:30PM-5:30PM 2-1
D Flag lijiangChina Flag thailandThailand 29/10 5:30PM-6:45PM 2-1
D Flag franceFrance Flag singaporeSingapore 29/10 6:45PM-7:30PM 2-0
A Flag swedenSweden Flag brazilBrazil 29/10 7:30PM-8:45PM 2-0
A Flag swedenSweden Flag canadaCanada 30/10 12:00PM-1:00PM 2-0
A Flag spainSpain Flag brazilBrazil 30/10 1:00PM-1:45PM 2-0
B Flag hollywoodUSA Flag germanyGermany 30/10 1:45PM-2:30PM 2-0
B Flag volskayaRussia Flag chileChile 30/10 2:30PM-3:00PM 2-0
C Flag southkoreaSouth Korea Flag taiwanTaiwan 30/10 3:00PM-4:00PM 2-0
C Flag finlandFinland Flag australiaAustralia 30/10 4:00PM-4:30PM 2-0
D Flag lijiangChina Flag singaporeSingapore 30/10 4:30M-5:30PM 2-0
D Flag franceFrance Flag thailandThailand 30/10 5:30PM-6:45PM 1-2
A Flag swedenSweden Flag spainSpain 31/10 12:00PM-1:30PM 1-2
A Flag canadaCanada Flag brazilBrazil 31/10 1:30PM-2:15PM 2-0
B Flag hollywoodUSA Flag volskayaRussia 31/10 2:15PM-4:00PM 1-2
B Flag germanyGermany Flag chileChile 31/10 4:00PM-4:45PM 2-0
C Flag southkoreaSouth Korea Flag finlandFinland 31/10 4:45PM-5:45PM 2-0
C Flag taiwanTaiwan Flag australiaAustralia 31/10 5:45PM-6:45PM 0-2
D Flag lijiangChina Flag franceFrance 31/10 6:45PM-8:00PM 1-2
D Flag singaporeSingapore Flag thailandThailand 31/10 8:00PM-8:45PM 0-2
D Tie Flag lijiangChina Flag thailandThailand 31/10 8:45PM-9:00PM 1-0
D Tie Flag lijiangChina Flag franceFrance 31/10 9:00PM-9:30PM 1-0
D Tie Flag thailandThailand Flag franceFrance 31/10 9:30PM-9:45PM 0-1
Quarterfinal Flag volskayaRussia Flag franceFrance 4/11 12:45PM-2:15PM 2-1
Quarterfinal Flag spainSpain Flag finlandFinland 4/11 2:15PM-4:00PM 1-2
Quarterfinal Flag southkoreaSouth Korea Flag hollywoodUSA 4/11 4:00PM-4:45PM 2-0
Quarterfinal Flag lijiangChina Flag swedenSweden 4/11 4:45PM-5:45PM 0-2
Semifinal Flag volskayaRussia Flag finlandFinland 4/11 5:45PM-6:45PM 2-0
Semifinal Flag southkoreaSouth Korea Flag swedenSweden 4/11 6:45PM-7:15PM 2-0
3rd Place Flag finlandFinland Flag swedenSweden 5/11 10:00AM-11:30AM 1-2
Final Flag volskayaRussia Flag southkoreaSouth Korea 5/11 12:00PM-1:15PM 0-4

Group Stage Final Standings Edit

 
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag spainSpain 3 3 0 0 6
Flag swedenSweden 3 2 0 1 4
Flag canadaCanada 3 1 0 2 2
Flag brazilBrazil 3 0 0 3 0
Group B
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag volskayaRussia 3 3 0 0 6
Flag hollywoodUSA 3 2 0 1 4
Flag germanyGermany 3 1 0 2 2
Flag chileChile 3 0 0 3 0
Group C
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag southkoreaSouth Korea 3 3 0 0 6
Flag finlandFinland 3 2 0 1 4
Flag australiaAustralia 3 1 0 2 2
Flag taiwanTaiwan 3 0 0 3 0
Group D
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag lijiangChina 3 2 0 1 4
Flag franceFrance 3 2 0 1 4
Flag thailandThailand 3 2 0 1 4
Flag singaporeSingapore 3 0 0 3 0
Group D Tiebreaker
Teams Played Wins Lose Points
Flag lijiangChina 2 2 0 4
Flag franceFrance 2 1 1 2
Flag thailandThailand 2 0 2 0

Process Edit

World Cup Process
Phase 1 - Vote for Your Team

In the very near future, certain players who have distinguished themselves within the community will be selected for a chance to represent their nation or region on the global stage. Blizzard Entertainment will be nominating a mix of representatives from each participating country, including pro gamers, skilled community personalities from the area, and local players who've climbed the ranks in Season 1 of Competitive Play.

Shortly thereafter, starting Thursday, August 11, the communities from each nation or region will vote for the nominees they’d most like to see on their country’s team roster. Information on eligible players’ favorite heroes and competitive rankings will be available to help make informed choices. You must have an Overwatch game license in order to participate, and you can only vote on behalf of the nation or region where your Battle.net account is registered.

Phase 2 - The Exhibition Begins

After voting concludes and each country’s players have been selected, teams representing multiple different nations and regions will take part in best-of-three, single-elimination online qualifiers, starting in September. Then, at BlizzCon in November, sixteen teams will battle in best-of-three, round-robin group stages and best-of-five, single-elimination finals.

To ensure that all major regions of the world are well-represented at BlizzCon, the sixteen teams competing there will include six from the Europe game region, six from the Asia-Pacific game regions, and four from the Americas.

  • Due to a variety of factors, including server locations, regional infrastructure and connectivity, and other geographical considerations, these countries will automatically be advancing to the competition at BlizzCon for this exhibition.

Frequently Asked Questions Edit

Q: How does the World Cup fit in with the existing professional Overwatch scene? A: The Overwatch World Cup is a community-driven exhibition of Overwatch players from around the globe. In keeping with Overwatch’s global theme, we wanted to create a fun and spirited worldwide competition that gives players an opportunity to compete and cheer for a local team—and what better place to do so than on the BlizzCon stage?


Q: How are players chosen to be nominated? A: Players are nominated based on a variety of criteria, including their skill, in-game performance, community standing in the country, and more. Our goal was to select a well-rounded group of players for the community to choose from to represent their country or region.


Q: Why isn’t my country or region on the list? A: We’ve done our best to include as many countries and regions as possible for this inaugural Overwatch World Cup event; however, due to the complexities of putting together an international event like this, we weren’t able to include every country we hoped to in time for the start of this year’s competition. Ultimately our goal for the Overwatch World Cup is to include as many countries as possible, and if your region doesn’t have a team this year, it’s possible it may be included in future events.


Q: Where can I watch Overwatch World Cup matches? A: Matches during Opening Week and at BlizzCon will be streamed live. Stay tuned for additional details.


Q: Is there a prize pool for this tournament? What do the winners get? A: There’s no prize pool for this exhibition. However, the top 16 teams competing at BlizzCon will receive an appearance bonus and a free trip to BlizzCon.


Q: Where can I get more information about Overwatch World Cup eligibility and tournament structure? A: We’ll be posting a detailed breakdown of the Overwatch World Cup rules soon.

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